Dunn, Ross E.
Most widely held works by Ross E Dunn
History on trial : culture wars and the teaching of the past by Gary B Nash ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
What, the authors ask, is the purpose of teaching history to children? Do we revise and reinterpret the past to tell previously ignored stories because they reflect present-day democratic values and speak to the issues of our own time? Or do we believe that the primary role of schools, textbooks, and museums is to preserve traditional versions of the past, to teach the basic facts, and to instill patriotism in our students? How has this country grappled with these questions and developed its standards in contrast to other nations? As head of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 through 1992, Lynne Cheney funded the creation of national standards in various disciplines. History was assigned to an office at the University of California, Los Angeles - designated the National Center for History in the Schools - where Nash and his colleagues began to gather ideas and opinions from all sectors of the educational community. After the standards were written and published in 1994, Cheney attacked them in the Wall Street Journal for being too politically correct, for not adequately recognizing some of the great figures of the past, and for giving too much attention to women and minority groups. Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan, and other conservative voices denounced the standards and their writers in a media war that continued for more than a year and culminated in action by the U.S. Senate. History on Trial tells the story of this rancorous debate, how changes in the standards were made, and how the resulting documents are now being widely used in our schools to further the accessibility and relevance of history.
The adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim traveler of the fourteenth century by Ross E Dunn ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"Known as the greatest traveler of premodern times, Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304 and educated in Islamic law. At the age of twenty-one, he left home to make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This was only the first of a series of extraordinary journeys that spanned nearly three decades and took him not only eastward to India and China but also north to the Volga River valley and south to Tanzania. The narrative of these travels has been known to specialists in Islamic and medieval history for years. Ross E. Dunn's retelling of these tales, however, is the first work of scholarship to make the legendary traveler's story accessible to a general audience."
The adventures of Ibn Battuta : a Muslim traveler of the 14th century by Ross E Dunn ( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 608 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a great traveler's remarkable career, presented within the cultural and social context of Islamic society as both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times.
Resistance in the desert : Moroccan responses to French imperialism 1881-1912 by Ross E Dunn ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Bring history alive! : a sourcebook for teaching world history ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
A resource manual created by teachers and for teachers who wish to engage in an inquiry-based approach to historical knowledge and historical understanding.
The new world history : a teacher's companion ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Links across time and place : a world history ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
A World history : links across time and place ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Mansa Musa : king of Mali ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
World history : the big eras: a compact history of humankind for teachers and students by Edmund Burke ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Brings together in printed form the essays that introduce the nine big eras in World History for Us All, a web-based model curriculum for world history. Takes a global approach which focuses on "big ideas of continuity and change" rather than on individual civilizations. Includes study questions for each chapter.
The adventures of Ibn Battuta : a Muslim traveller of the 14. century by Ross E Dunn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The colonial offensive in southeastern Morocco, 1881-1912 : patterns of response by Ross E Dunn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Resistance in the desert Maroccan responses to French imperialism ; 1881 - 1912 by Ross E Dunn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
History on trial by Gary B Nash ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Ibn Battuta : a Muslim traveler of the 14. century by Ross E Dunn ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Maps, time and world history ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Examines the use of geographical and chronological frameworks in the study of World History. Introduces the themes of the course, fundamental questions of how people and societies through time have experienced both "accelerating integration" as well as "proliferating differences." Discusses how world historians organize their studies through temporal frameworks like periodization, chronology, and sequencing. Historian, Ross Dunn, defines "big history," an approach to world history that examines and includes past events outside of the scope of human history, including biological, climactic, geological, and cosmological developments.
Teaching Islamic civilization in the middle ages by Ross E Dunn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Links across time and place : a world history. Teacher's resource binder ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim traveler of the fourteenth century ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ibn Battuta in Black Africa by Ibn Batuta ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Africa Africa, Eastern Africa, West Africa--Mali (Empire) Area studies Asia Biography Blacks California Chronology, Historical Civilization, Medieval--Study and teaching (Secondary) Civilization, Western--Study and teaching Colonies Comparative civilization Culture conflict Early works France French History History--Periodization History--Study and teaching History--Study and teaching (Elementary) History--Study and teaching (Middle school) History--Study and teaching (Secondary) History--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Standards Ibn Batuta,--1304-1377 Islam and politics Islamic civilization--Study and teaching (Secondary) Islamic Empire Juvenile works Manners and customs Map projection Military history Morocco Musa,--Sultan of Mali,--fl. 1324 Muslim saints Social sciences--Study and teaching Sufism Teachers--Training of Time--Systems and standards Travel Travel, Medieval Travelers United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World history World History Association World history--Study and teaching (Elementary) World history--Study and teaching (Middle school) World history--Study and teaching (Secondary)